The Green Bay Packers did not make it look too easy on Nov. 20 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they came away with the win 35-26.
Lets face it though, the Packers did not look at their best in the contest against the Bucs, but this would mark the second time the Packers have beat the Bucs under quarterback Aaron Rodgers who now has a 2-4 record against them.
Speaking of Rodgers, he had a bad day, for him. Rodgers threw for 299 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Although he still had a QB rating of over 100, things did not look the best for Rodgers as he missed a few throws he normally would make, as well as the receivers had some drops.
One wide receiver who continues to play at a Pro Bowl level is Jordy Nelson. He recorded 123 yards and two touchdowns against the Bucs and now leads the team in touchdown receptions. The receiver who was once a confusing pick for Packers fans, now is starting to make sense as he has blossomed into a solid receiver and wide receiver Desean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles continues to make more dumb plays on or off the field then good one.
The one thing people need to see when looking at the Packers 10-0 start is it has been all about offense. The defense has been struggling to give up few yards to teams, but while they give up tons of yards, they do take the ball away, alot. They lead the NFL in interceptions at 18 and they have made stops when they have had too, but lets be honest here. The Packers need to clean things up if they want to go for a repeat and things will only get tougher against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.
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Written by Noah Hanstedt
Born and raised in the small town of Neenah, WI. Grew up watching Green Bay Packers football with my late father. Been writing about sports for 5 years now and hope to continue becoming a stronger writer and an even better man.